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Technologist - United States  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 25 June 2017

Project Description

BASIC SUMMARY: 
Perform specialized production duties to maintain and monitor the health, production and physical environment of animals within isolators, micro-isolator cages or barrier rooms.  Provide training to departmental staff on all technical skills and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for complying with all SOPs pertaining to specific area of responsibility.  Provide input into the creation/revision of SOPs and assist in implementation and training of new SOPs.
  • Perform specialized duties in the following areas:  packing and shipping animals to customers; performing animal surgeries; biospecimen orders and introducing supplies.
  • Perform production duties, ensuring proper breeding procedures and maintaining appropriate levels of assigned specialized rodent breeds, including inbred and outbred strains.
  • Monitor animal health by observing animal behavior, physical appearance, and physical environment.  Identify and report any abnormal findings.
  • Responsible for collecting health monitoring swabs and following health monitoring schedules.
  • Maintain the bio security of the animal physical environment by following SOPs related to introduction and removal of supplies/animals, isolator inspection and supply inspections.
  • Maintain accurate departmental and isolator records. 
  • Participate in preparation of reports, order inquiries and completion of customer paperwork as assigned.
  • Participate in planning/coordination of customer projects for department.
  • Train departmental staff on all levels of animal husbandry, production and tasks including feeding, watering and cleaning cages as required.  Monitor animal health visually and by swabbing.
  • Train departmental personnel on specialized tasks in the following areas; packing and shipping animals to customer; providing technical training to departmental personnel; performing animal surgeries, bio-specimen orders and introducing supplies.
  • Responsible for QA checks on departmental procedures, developing corrective action items and instituting a follow up plan.
  • Maintain physical environment cleanliness, maintain biosecurity and maintain recordkeeping and production operations according to SOPs.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety and ergonomic guidelines.
  • Perform general housekeeping, adhere to safety procedures and follow ergonomic practices and stretching schedules.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 


Qualifications:
  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)
  • Experience: Two to four years related experience and/or training.
  •   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Technician level or its equivalent preferred.
  • Other: Ability to communicate and follow verbal and written directions accurately.  Ability to multi-task. Organizational skills and attention to detail required.  Experience using computers and peripheral hardware preferred 



Equal Employment Opportunity
Our company  is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet